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1998 Volvo V70 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1998 Volvo V70 (10/21/2004)

Campaign Number: 04V504000
Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH MAY CEASE TO FUNCTION.
Defect: THE HEAD LIGHTS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY WHICH COULD RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OR NO HEADLIGHT FUNCTION. THIS COULD IMPAIR A DRIVER'S VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Action: ON VEHICLES WITH AN ORIGINAL OEM SWITCH, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH. ALL OTHER VEHICLES WILL BE INSPECTED TO DETERMINE IF THE SWITCH HAS EEN DAMAGED AND REPLACE ONLY IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 24, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.

1998 Volvo V70 (12/6/2000)

Campaign Number: 00V405000
Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THERE COULD BE INADEQUATE CONTACT BETWEEN THE BULB AND SOCKET WHICH COULD CAUSE THE FRONT TURN SIGNAL NOT TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED.
Defect: THIS WOULD FAIL TO WARN AN APPROACHING DRIVER THAT THE VEHICLE IS TURNING AND COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT TURN SIGNAL BULB AND SOCKET.

1998 Volvo V70 (8/30/1999)

Campaign Number: 99V235000
Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:SWITCH
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. OPERATION OF THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH, OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, CAN RESULT IN INCONSISTENT OPERATION OF THE SWITCH.
Defect: DRIVER'S COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH.

1998 Volvo V70 (8/30/1999)

Campaign Number: 99V236000
Component Name: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE FRONTAL PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY BE OVERLY SENSITIVE TO CERTAIN ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE.
Defect: THIS COULD POSSIBLY CAUSE AN INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENT.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL GROUND WIRE IN THE PASSENGER SIDE TO ASSURE SUFFICIENT GROUNDING.

1998 Volvo V70 (10/14/1998)

Campaign Number: 98V254000
Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: STATION WAGONS EQUIPPED WITH THIRD SEATS. USERS OF THE THIRD SEAT, WHEN EXITING THE VEHICLE, CAN COME IN CONTACT WITH THE TAILPIPE.
Defect: CONTACT WITH THE TAILPIPE CAN RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LENGTH OF THE VEHICLE'S TAILPIPE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPAIR THE TAILPIPE.